As part of the Intercultural Communication Course of the LL.M. International Finance program, our 12 Chinese students attended a number of company presentations which were organized for them during the semester break.
Visit of DZ Bank
On 24 February 2016, our students attended a presentation given by Dr. Udo Milkau, Head of Strategy Transaction Banking, DZ Bank, which was held at the House of Finance. Dr. Milkau introduced DZ Bank, one of the largest banks in Germany, by giving an insight into the workings of cooperative banking as well as DZ Bank as a central hub for transaction banking. After the presentation, our students could raise questions at a Q&A session.
Visit of Noerr LLP
On 2 March 2016, our students visited the Frankfurt office of Noerr LLP. Noerr is one of the most prestigious German law firms which has its China Desk within its Frankfurt office. Dr. Till Kosche, Partner, Ms. Maren Prigge, Senior Associate, and Mr. Yifan Zhu, Associate, were present to welcome our students. Dr. Kosche gave a general introduction of Noerr and its China Desk. Thereafter, Ms. Prigge held an illustrative presentation on the topic of "How To Do a Share Deal in Germany", providing students with practical knowledge of the time frame, various parties and legal work could be involved in an share deal project. Thereafter, as a Chinese lawyer, Mr. Yifan Zhu conducted his presentation "Investing into Germany- Tax Optimized Structures" in the Chinese language and provided our students with a complex comparison of different Chinese and German company structures for tax saving purposes by providing 5 case studies. After the presentations, our students could participate in an in-depth discussion with the lawyers.
Visit of Agricultural Bank of China
On 9 March 2016, our LL.M. International Finance students were warmly received at the Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. Frankfurt branch. They received an informative overview of the establishment of the ABC Frankfurt in 2013, its business approach and competitive advantages by Dr. Peter Regnery, Managing Director and Mr. Sheng Jin, Deputy Head of Corporate Banking, in both English and Chinese respectively. They were also welcomed by our current LL.M. Finance student, Dr. Zhilin Yao, who deals with the ABC Frankfurt risk management matters.